VIDEO: Fr. Karloutsos Discusses the Importance of the Upcoming Meeting

VIDEO: Fr. Karloutsos Discusses the Importance of the Upcoming Meeting

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople-New Rome and Pope Francis of Rome will meet in Jerusalem, May 24-26, 2014, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of their predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, discusses the historical significance of the...

Read more
Boston Globe: Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey

Boston Globe: Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey

As the meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis draws closer, the Boston Globe brings attention to another implication of this historic event with an article by John L. Allen Jr. Meeting will highlight Christianity in Turkey Also: Beatifying Pope Paul VI; scammers use the Vatican’s name; Vatican diplomats...

Read more
What Orthodox Christians Can Learn from Pope Francis

What Orthodox Christians Can Learn from Pope Francis

The world will be watching from May 24-25, 2014 as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Pope Francis welcome each other in Jerusalem to observe the anniversary of the historic encounter between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and the subsequent lifting of mutual anathemas. The main focus of...

Read more
Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Watch for coverage of this historic event coming soon. Our own Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, has been asked to join a dedicated group of faithful to assist in the live English-language worldwide telecast of this historic meeting. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the...

Read more
This Week in Orthodoxy, April 4, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, April 4, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople Our top story this week. On Sunday, March 23, vandals invaded the courtyard and...

Read more
Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at noon, a number of young vandals invaded the courtyard and the chapel of Agia Paraskevi, the site of a Sacred Spring (Agiasma), outside the Byzantine walls near the Monastery of Baloukli. For at least five hours, according to the testimony of the church sacristan...

Read more
Synaxis of Primates of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches Concludes

Synaxis of Primates of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches Concludes

NEW YORK – The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued yesterday March 9, 2014, Sunday of Orthodoxy, a Communiqué upon the conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches and released the official Message of the Hierarchs of the Synaxis. Following are both texts as released by the Ecumenical...

Read more
Archon Nicholas J. Bouras Falls Asleep in the Lord

Archon Nicholas J. Bouras Falls Asleep in the Lord

New York – Archbishop Demetrios of America announces with great sadness the falling asleep of a truly exceptional member of our Church, Archon Nicholas J. Bouras, on Sunday night, December 22, 2013. Archon Bouras was a member of the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council, National Vice Commander of the...

Read more
Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.”...

Read more
Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Metropolitan Elpiphodoros speaks at the Conference on the topic “Halki – The Berlin Wall of Religious Freedom.” His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa is Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity on the Island of Halki and former Chief Secretary of Holy Synod of the...

Read more